Awarded “Good” – the highest possible assessment – in EPSRC’s 2017 Mid-Term Review 


Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships available for September 2018

Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1

Research project in Years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre

Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events

Transferable Skills Training


Recent News

Dwr Cymru-Welsh Water Innovation Event 2018

  Cohort 1 students Mariano Marinari (Bath) and Josh Myrans (Exeter) represented the WISE CDT at the 2018 Dwr Cymru-Welsh Water Innovation Event held on 19th April. This all-day event at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama focused on the theme of ‘Innovation to deliver our 2050 Vision’ and showcased the latest advances […]

World Water Day 2018

  World Water Day recently took place on March 22nd. Every year, this day is a great opportunity to focus on the importance of water. So this year, five WISE CDT students from the University of Bath; Jack Waterstone, Levke Ortlieb, Ioanna Stamataki, Olivia Cooke and Olivia Bailey had their own stand at their university’s […]

Bath Taps into Science 2018

On Saturday 17th March, five WISE CDT students from the University of Bath took to the ‘Bath Taps into Science’ Festival armed with their favourite watery games to engage with the people of Bath. A specially designed flood management box taught children the important role that natural landscaping plays in flood prevention. The low-budget water […]

Ioanna Stamataki: UCL CEGE Research Report

  In May 2017, Ioanna Stamataki spent six weeks at University College London (UCL) in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) where she undertook her experimental work. Subsequently, her work was mentioned in the UCL CEGE Research Report 2017. The article written by Dr Eugeny Buldakov, describes the collaborative experiment between CEGE and […]

Research Visit: Nejc Coz and Jonathan King

Nejc and Jonathan have recently returned from a three and a half month research visit at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The visit was sponsored by the WISE CDT programme and Jonathan was fortunate enough to be awarded an additional placement grant from the British Council Newton Fund which supported him during the visit. For […]

Research Visit: Barney Dobson

From May through to August 2017, WISE CDT student Barney Dobson undertook a research visit with Professor Patrick Reed’s Decision Analytics for Complex Systems research group at Cornell University, New York, USA. This visit has led to the paper (currently under preparation) titled “How should model structural uncertainty in modelling water resources management problems shape […]

WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research

Professor John Banyard OBE FREng